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Tech Tips to Make Your Holidays Merrier

The holidays are a wonderful time for gathering with family and friends. While the more the merrier certainly applies it also means that there are that many more devices in your home trying to access your home's network, more people on the couch watching family favorites, and fun new devices to get up and running.

As you prepare your home for the holidays, here are some tips and tricks on how you can use your technology to make the season a little merrier.

Stress-Less Wi-Fi Checklist

Prepare your network for all the extra devices and internet traffic before your guests arrive. It’s one less thing to stress about once they are at your house.

  • Before guests arrive, find your Wi-Fi password so you have it ready when your friends and relatives want to connect. Write your password down and make sure you put it in a place where it’s easily accessible. 
  • Nothing slows your Wi-Fi like obstacles and interference, but you can improve your Wi-Fi speed with just a few easy changes. Make sure your modem and router are in an open area that is clear of furniture, Christmas decorations, metal objects and appliances. Keep in mind other connected devices, like Bluetooth speakers, can also create interference.
  • Reboot your Wi-Fi routers and modems by unplugging them and waiting for 30 seconds. This should  help with connectivity issues.

Set the Holiday Scene

Use your home security system and Amazon Alexa to help you create a cozy holiday feeling.

  • Get in the holiday spirit and set a routine with Alexa to have her turn on your holiday lights and play Christmas music when you say, “Alexa, Merry Christmas” or “Alexa, Happy Holidays.”
  • Use home security apps to create rules for your automation equipment, like outlet and thermostat controls, and set a cozy “home for the holidays” feeling.

Holiday Entertainment

From feel-good romances to classic tales of red-nosed reindeer and talking snowmen, ‘tis the season for holiday movies and specials.

New Tech? No Problem.

Get your new gadgets up and running in no time with easy-to-follow guides for everything from gaming consoles to smart TVs.

  • Syncing up your remote and new TV is easier than ever with step-by-step instructions from Midco. You can also select your remote model, follow the guide, and you’ll be enjoying your favorite holiday shows in minutes.
  • You don’t need to be a technical wizard to summon your favorite channels to your new TV when you have Midco self-installation guides to help you get your cable box and TV working like magic. Visit cable TV support and select your equipment to find step-by-step instructions and more.
  • One of the most exciting parts of the holidays is seeing your tech toys in action. We have how-to instructions for the most common devices so you can connect your gear faster.

Here’s to a season of family, friends and strong connections.

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Paige Pearson Meyer
Director of Public and Media Relations